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We’ve all indulged in a little public display of affection at some point, and PDA’s are a common sight all around the world. Especially when on a romantic retreat and your destination is so overwhelming it warrants a kiss!

And while there are destinations you should be wary of (ie United Arab Emirates), which frown upon public displays of affection, PDA’s are common in most cultures.

But remember not to become too carried away in the moment.  You are, after-all in public, so save your lust for your hotel room and keep it cute! Stick to soft kisses, lingering hands and gentle touches – you don’t need to reach for each other’s tonsils or engage in heavy petting!

The following destinations lend themselves to amazing photo ops for public displays of affection, and it’s safe to say that these travelers make PDA’s look good!!

Paris - city of love.

Paris – city of love.

Disney - the happiest place on earth!

Disney – the happiest place on earth!

Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Anna and Leo. Photo Credit: Albert

Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Anna and Leo of the Legendary Adventures of Anna. Photo Credit: Albert

Cartagena, Colombia is a romantic city, and seeing couple stealing a little smooch is common.

Cartagena, Colombia is a romantic city, and seeing couple stealing a little smooch is common. Dani Blanchette of Going Nomadic.

Silhouette of a kiss at Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah. Tamara and Donny of Turtles Travel.

Silhouette of a kiss at Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah. Tamara and Donny of Turtles Travel.

San Lois mountain at sunset in Galicia, Spain. Inma from A World To Travel.

San Lois mountain at sunset in Galicia, Spain. Inma from A World To Travel.

Kissing with San Sebastian in the background. Sofie  Couwenbergh of Wonderful Wanderings.

Kissing with San Sebastian in the background. Sofie Couwenbergh of Wonderful Wanderings.

The flowering of  the Flamboyant tree's in the Dominican Republic creates an incredibly romantic atmosphere! Gabriel Harding of We Travel And Blog.

The flowering of the Flamboyant tree’s in the Dominican Republic creates an incredibly romantic atmosphere! Gabriel Harding of We Travel And Blog.

"I have kissed a West Coast girl underneath the Northern Lights" - Mike Howard of Honey Trek.

“I have kissed a West Coast girl underneath the Northern Lights” – Mike Howard of Honey Trek.

London.

London. Photo by Tripshooter.

"Kiss alley" in Guanajuato, Mexico. Blogger Carole Terwilliger Meyers kissing husband Gene Meyers.

“Kiss alley” in Guanajuato, Mexico. Blogger Carole Terwilliger Meyers kissing husband Gene Meyers.

Replicating the famous kiss of the Unconditional Surrender statue in San Diego, CA. - Helen Anne Travis of From Way Up High.

Replicating the famous kiss of the Unconditional Surrender statue in San Diego, CA. – Helen Anne Travis of From Way Up High.

Kimmy and Drew of AfterGlobe. After a visit to San Fransisco, it's easy to see why so many leave their hearts there. Photo by Sara Sanger.

Kimmy and Drew of AfterGlobe. After a visit to San Fransisco, it’s easy to see why so many leave their hearts there. Photo by Sara Sanger. Please read A Tribute To Kimmy Hayes.

New York City - bright lights will inspire you!

New York City – bright lights will inspire you!

Korea is pretty anti-PDA. As an example, Korea is famous for their dramas (which are highly addictive), but it often takes the entire series for the couple to have their first on camera kiss, and even then it's usually kind of disappointing! Since moving to Korea, I have felt really odd kissing my boyfriend in public, but it never felt as odd as when we were having a photo shoot at a Buddhist temple. Temples are very sacred places and there's a lot of rules about how to dress and how to behave. I'm pretty sure kissing is considered a frowned upon behavior!

Korea is pretty anti-PDA, and since moving to Korea, I have felt really odd kissing my boyfriend in public, but it never felt as odd as when we were having a photo shoot at a Buddhist temple! I’m pretty sure kissing is considered a frowned upon behavior! Meagan LeAnne of Life Outside of Texas.  Photo by Aaron Nicholas Photography.

Hawaii - the ultimate romantic destination!

Hawaii – the ultimate romantic destination!

 

 

 

    27 Comments

  1. Megan
    Certainly no one will ever claim that a kiss on the Eifel tower, up in the Statue of Liberty, or right in the middle of Trafalger square is not romantic! Those sure are great spots.

    But there is nothing as romantic of a setting for a very public display of affection as when you see your wife on the other side of the Iimmigrations and customs doors when one of you are returning home from a long overseas trip. Some of the best public “smooches” I have ever seen ( or experienced) have been there!

    Nothing fancy for a location, but it sure is public and on-display for everyone.

    JR
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    • Very good point JR! I’ve certainly experienced that setting quite a lot while Mike and I were in a long distance relationship!

      I always love watching couples reunite at airports – there really is something truly romantic about it, despite the location being a baggage claim or immigration department 😀
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    • Kissing under the northern lights was such a thrill….definitely one of the highlights of the HoneyTrek :) – Really hope you make it up there…..wow!

  2. ok now im determined for a photo like this under the northern lights. if only this norwegian weather would be uncloudy enough for me to capture one! :)
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    • Best of luck! I’ll be following your blog and social media pages on the look out if you do happen to snap one!
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    • wow, are you in Norway right now? How much longer?…..i really hope you get some good northern lights sittings. best time for us was 9-11pm and 1-3pm…..stay up. sleep in the daytime :)
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  3. The post came out great, Megan! Beautiful shots of love in amazing locations. Like all, we’re super envious of the Northern Lights shot, but it’s great to have things to look forward to! Thanks for including our shot, and for brightening our day!
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    • It’s seriously sometimes so bad! That’s what you have a hotel room for people!! There’s definitely a fine line between cute and disgusting lol!
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  4. Ah, all that smooching:D Thanks for including us, Meg!

    I saw that kissing statue in San Diego a couple months ago, was not there with Boyfriend, though:)
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  5. Some really great spots and shots here, Megan! We are currently in northern Scotland trying our luck at seeing The Northern Lights. The weather doesn’t seem to be in our favour but here’s to hopefully being able to recreate that photo! Only we don’t have a balcony or wine hahaha
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